As part of its 70th Anniversary celebrations, Ledcor donated $500,000 to Make-A-Wish® through 15 chapters in Canada and the US including: Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces; British Columbia & Yukon; Eastern Ontario; Northern Alberta; Quebec; Southern Alberta; Toronto & Central Ontario; Alaska and Washington; Greater Bay Area; Central and South Texas; Illinois; Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada; Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana; Orange County and the Inland Empire; and San Diego.
"Make-A-Wish has always been a popular choice for our employees during our annual Ledcor Cares Employee Giving Campaign," said Dave Lede, Chairman and CEO of the Ledcor Group. "Make-A-Wish provides invaluable experiences for children with critical illnesses and needed support for their families, and we are pleased to offer additional funding this year to help grant more wishes.
"Ledcor's very generous donation will help create life-changing wishes for children at a time when they're needed most," said Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, Co-CEO, Make-A-Wish® Canada. "Wishes like Owen's, who wished to be a firefighter. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Wishes may even improve their quality of life and produce better health outcomes. We thank Ledcor employees for their heartfelt contributions and incredible support over the years. Partners like you drive our mission forward."
This contribution builds on Ledcor's earlier commitment of $150,000 made in 2012 in celebration of its 65th Anniversary. Also, since 2013, Ledcor employees have donated over $300,000 to various Make-A-Wish chapters through the annual Employee Giving Campaign.
About Make-A-Wish Canada
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 1,100 volunteers across the country grant more than one wish per day, on average. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted more than 8,000 wishes across the country; 655 last year alone.